The BCK Volatility Blog

May 2017

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THE PRODUCT THAT COULD MAKE YOU MILLIONS - XIV

May 23, 2017

There’s a little ETN out there on the stock market with the ticker XIV. Pay attention, because XIV has the potential to turn many readers into millionaires. XIV is an exchange-traded note created by VelocityShares, and is traded like any normal stock. Since its inception on November 29, 2010, it has been trading millions of notes or “shares”. XIV aims to track 1X inverse VIX futures.


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TAKING ADVANTAGE OF EXIV POST-FRENCH ELECTION

May 7, 2017

VelocityShares recently released EVIX and EXIV, two ETN's that are meant to track the short-term futures of VSTOXX. VSTOXX is, essentially, Europe's VIX index. It tracks overall volatility in European markets.It was just announced that Emmanuel Macron won the French Presidential Election. Markets were already fairly certain of this and had reacted accordingly last weekend; however, we have reason to believe that there is still money to be made shorting VSTOXX.